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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for libesd (opensolaris section 3)

libesd(3)					 C Library Functions					    libesd(3)

NAME
libesd - GNOME Enlightenment Sound Daemon Interface library
DESCRIPTION
The libesd library provides access to the Enlightened Sound Daemon (esd). The Enlightened Sound Daemon is launched automatically by libesd if the daemon is not already present. A sockets connection is managed with the daemon by this API. The connection allows sound data to be written to the daemon for playback, or read from the daemon for recording purposes. The daemon will automatically sample an incoming stream from a client to the best format that is supported by the sound device. Therefore, client programs do not have to be concerned with writing platform-specific code for handling sound data. The daemon supports caching. Each sample is given an ID tag, and sound data can then be accessed via this API with this ID tag. If the audio device supports simultaneous record and playback at the same bit resolution, bit rate, and number of channels (in other words, is full duplex), then the daemon and API also supports simultaneous reading and writing from the audio device.
FILES
The following files are used by this application: /usr/lib/libesd.so GNOME Enlightened Sound Daemon Interface shared library
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWgnome-audio | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface stability |Volatile | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
SEE ALSO
esdcat(1), esdplay(1), esdrec(1), esdsample(1), esdmon(1), esdctl(1), esd-config(1) attributes(5)
NOTES
Written by Brian Cameron, Sun Microsystems Inc., 2003. SunOS 5.11 10 Jan 2003 libesd(3)


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